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Spirituality in Cancer Care (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (06 / 15 / 2012)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Changes were made to this summary to match those made to the health professional version.

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Initial Evaluation The initial approach to the patient is to evaluate the following parameters: Detection of a monoclonal (or myeloma) protein (M protein) in the serum or urine. Detection of more than 10% of plasma cells on a bone marrow examination. Detection of lytic bone lesions or generalized osteoporosis in skeletal x-rays. Presence of soft tissue plasmacytomas. Serum albumin and beta-2-microglobulin levels. Detection of free kappa and lambda serum immunoglobulin light...

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